October 20, 2011

Almost every day, police in Charlotte are getting ready for the Democratic National Convention.

Almost every one of Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s 1,700 officers are going through three days of intensive riot training. Police allowed Channel 9 a behind-the-scenes look at how they’re doing it.

“It’s a very controlled, measured response with a lot of practice,” Deputy Chief Harold Medlock said.

Medlock is overseeing the training, which also includes hundreds of officers from nearby police and sheriff’s departments.

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